Vestmenn : útvarpserindi um landnám íslendinga í Vesturheimi [Transl. Westmen, the Settling of Icelanders in (North) America]

Þorsteinsson [Thorsteinsson], Þorsteinn [Thorsteinn] Þ [Th]., 1879-1955

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PUBLISHER: Reykjavík : [s.n. - Prentað og heft i I safoldarprentsmiðju], 1935. DESCRIPTION: 263 p. ; 19 cm. NOTES: 1550 copies printed (stated on verso of title page). In Fine condition in cloth hardcover, lettered in gilt on front cover and spine, with blindstamped border to front cover. He delivered the substance of this work in half-hour broadcasts on Icelandic state radio. This is a much consulted historical work on the settling of Icelanders in Canada and the U. S. SUBJECTS: Icelandic Canadians; Icelanders--Canada; Icelanders--United States; Vestur Íslendingar; Íslandssaga; Útflytjendur ; Landnám ; Landnemar ; Ameríka ; Kanada. Þorsteinn Þ. Þorsteinsson [Thorsteinn Th. Thorsteinsson] was a noted Icelandic-Canadian poet, editor, short story writer and writer of Icelandic-Canadian historical works. He lived in Winnipeg (source: Einarsson, History of Icelandic Prose Writers, pp. 247-8). (A second ed. of this work was published in Iceland in 1994, an indication of its importance to Icelandic readers). Referenced in Hjartar, page 70. At time of cataloguing, listed at only two locations on Amicus; not in Peel (3rd Ed.). Bookseller Inventory # 29925

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